Fact sheets

Bycatch has garnered a lot of research and media. Photo credit: Francisco Blaha
  1. Demersal and pelagic longline: Night-setting
  2. Pelagic longline: Streamers (vessels <35 metres)
  3. Pelagic longline: Streamers (vessels ≥ 35 metres)
  4. Pelagic longline: Line weighting
  5. Pelagic longline: Side‐setting
  6. Pelagic longline: Blue‐dyed bait
  7. Pelagic longline: Bait caster and line shooter
  8. Demersal and pelagic longline: Haul mitigation

Technical papers


Bycatch databases


Sharks and turtles


 Popular articles


Posters and videos

  • Laurent Dagorn, a senior scientist with the French Research Institute for Development, outlines the usefulness of FADs when their use is well controlled. Video in English, produced by ISSF (3.39 mins).

  • ISSF explains the use of FADs in tuna fishing, and the need to collect more data on how they are used and how they should be used (1.00 min).

  • The Pacific Community presents a documentary that explains a typical longline expedition to catch tuna in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean, from setting out to the processing of the catch back in port. It features interviews with fishers and observers, and explains the role of the observer (16.42 mins).